Key web pages and entry points for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Information about multiculturalism in Australia.
Provides brief information about Australia including its social customs, its values and laws, the basic rights of all Australians and an introduction to Australia and the Australian people.
Fact sheet produced by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship providing an overview on overseas adoption.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship information page about the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), provides English lessons to eligible adult migrants.
The Agents Gateway provides information for migration agents on visa applications, legislation, registration as well as useful links resources.
Visa options and entry requirements for air and sea crew members. Includes a guide to visas for foreign sea crew.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to online and printable applications, information forms and booklets. Includes information on fees and charges, and health and character requirements for visa applications.
The process of applying for Australian citizenship varies depending on your eligibility. There are a number of different application options with different eligibility requirements. Department of Immigration and Citizenship page provides Information for people considering applying for Australian citizenship.
Official Australian Government citizenship information from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Provides information about applying, who is eligible, learning about citizenship and celebrating Australian Citizenship.
This page provides an introduction to some common customs in Australia such as meeting people, clothing, polite behaviours, common Australian expressions, and Australian celebrations and holidays.
Contains information to welcome migrants to Australia. Information is provided on the types of settlement services available in each state and territory and advice on where to go for assistance.
Booklets on beginning a life in Australia are available in the following languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian/Bahasa, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Macedonian, Nepali,Persian/Farsi, Portuguese,Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish and Vietnamese.
A bridging visa is a temporary visa that provides for a non-citizen to remain lawful in certain circumstances where they do not hold a substantive visa. There are different categories of bridging visas for Australia that relate to different circumstances.
Overseas business people can apply for a visa to conduct short business visits, establish or manage a new or existing business, or invest in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship calendar of key cultural and religious events, festivals and national days.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with details on how to change to a new course at a different level of qualification or with a different education provider.
Links to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information on citizenship for children born overseas to an Australian parent.
Links to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page to information for people considering migrating to Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information about the Citizenship Test. Includes link to the Australian citizenship test resource book.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to information for current citizens including Australian citizens by birth, dual citizenship, long term residents in Australia and Australians living overseas. Includes information on revoking citizenship.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information and visa options for doctors and nurses who want to work in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information on dual citizenship for Australian citizens.
Links to the 'query application status' page for the Dept of Immigration and Citizenship ebusiness system, which allows you to check the status of your internet-submitted visa application.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page to migration information for people with recognised skills seeking to work in Australia after being sponsored by an Australian or overseas employer.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to practical information for your life in Australia including: education, family life, health, housing, law, recreation, transport and work.
An eVisitor is designed for people who are outside Australia and want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page providing information about expired visas and bridging visas.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page to migration information for people intending to get married, partners, children, parents and other family members of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Access information about Harmony Day that is celebrated on 21 March each year.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information for people who need help understanding the English Language.
Index page to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format for download.
Links to the Department's Portfolio Budget Statements 2013-14.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship booklets designed to help you understand who qualifies to migrate to Australia, and how to make an application. Information booklets are far more detailed than information forms and describe the procedures to follow for migration or some temporary entry visas.
Help for Australian employers in their dealings with people in Australia who are in the country temporarily and who wish to work. Includes links to the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for organisations, employer obligations and an easy guide on how to check whether prospective employees are entitled to work in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with migration information for self-funded retirees who have no dependants and who want to reside in Australia during their retirement years. The visa is temporary and will not lead to Australian permanent residence or citizenship.
The Living in Australia web pages contain information and publications about life in Australia, and links to government settlement services including help learning English. These web pages also provide information about Australian values and the cultural diversity of Australia's people.
The Managing Australia's Borders section will help you find information about securing Australia's borders, entry requirements for travelling to Australia and how the department prevents illegal entry into Australia.
You do not need to use a migration agent to lodge any kind of visa application or asylum claim. However, if you do not feel confident in lodging an application, or if your case is complex, you may want to use a migration agent to help you.
The Freedom of Information Act allows people to apply for access to their international movement records recording arrivals and departures to and from Australia. This page links to the form where you can request access to your own movement records.
New Zealanders in Australia is a fact sheet produced by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship detailing visa, access to benefits and citizenship issues relating to New Zealanders in Australia, and some relevant statistics.
List of services provided on the Internet by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Includes eVisas, ETAs, RRVs, Electronic Travel Authority, working holidays, resident return visas and citizenship applications.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with migration information for asylum seekers who have entered Australia, either without a visa or as temporary entrants.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to information for people who are not sponsored by an employer but who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information on obtaining proof of your citizenship, lost or misplaced citizenship certificates, and making corrections to your certificate.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page to information about the refugee and humanitarian program for people outside Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship information about regional migration programmes that support regional development and help supply the skill needs of regional employers.
Index page for Department of Immigration and Citizenship research publications. Includes links to downloadable research project reports and speeches.
Resources index page on Australian Citizenship. This page contains interactive puzzles and activities to engage students and assist them to learn about Australian citizenship. There are also teaching resources for upper primary and lower secondary schools.
Official information about Resident Return Visas which allow Australian permanent residents to travel to and from Australia while maintaining their status as permanent residents.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to information to assist migrants settling into Australia. Includes a list of seven important things that you should do after arriving in Australia; places you can contact for help with settlement and practical information for your life in Australia including: education, family life, health, housing, law, recreation, transport and work.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship information about the Settlement Grants Programme (SGP), a Federal Government grant programme which provides funding to organisations to help new arrivals settle in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship Index page for information on the Skills Australia Needs events. Includes links to information on upcoming events.
SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI).
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information and visa options for people to participate in specific professional, cultural or social activities in Australia.
Index page for statistical information from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. It links to statistical publications, detention statistics and a glossary of statistical terms. It also has links to community information summaries and other statistical information.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page to information for people studying or seeking study, training, or skills development in Australia. Also provides information on education agents and providers.
All non-citizens seeking to enter or stay in Australia must be assessed against the Character Requirement. Department of Immigration and Citizenship page containing information for visa applicants.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to information on seven important things that you should do as soon as possible after arriving in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information for people to visit Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.
Page containing information on public transport and private vehicles in Australia to help intending and newly-arrived migrants and refugees settle in Australia. Contains links to other information including public transport information in each state and territory.
Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.
Australia is a tolerant and inclusive society . This page gives an introduction to laws and values in the Australian community. The page has been prepared as a help for people coming to Australia.
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) is a free online facility that allows organisations to check the visa entitlements of a visa holder. Employers and labour supply companies can confirm a visa holder’s entitlement to work in Australia. Other users include education providers who need to check the study entitlement of a visa holder.
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) is a free online facility for visa holders, who do not have a label in their passport, to confirm their current visa details. VEVO is also used by organisations to check the visa status of visa holders applying for work, study, licenses and access to Government services such as Medicare.
The Visa Wizard can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. The Visa Wizard includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking visa and immigration information for employers who wish to sponsor skilled people to work in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship index page linking to places you can contact for help with settlement.
Page containing information on finding work, starting a business, taxation and social security to help intending and newly-arrived migrants and refugees settle in Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information on visa options available for people who want to either work temporarily or migrate to Australia.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page with information for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship page briefly describing the work rights of those who either live in Australia as a migrant or refugee or are living or working in Australia temporarily.